Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, "Cadillac Ranch" (1980)

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The lighter side of The River‘s light/heavy axis contains more fun than a person should be allowed to have on any given day. There’s no way I could pick a favorite, but “Cadillac Ranch” is certainly a strong contender.

With a guitar hook that won’t quit, this ode to the American road warrior icon (I’ve always loved that line “Tearing up the highway like a big old dinosaur”), not to mention girls in tight jeans, is pure fun uncut.

Check out this version from back in the day, complete with goofy onstage hijinx. Dang, I wish I had that much fun at my job.

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Mark Saleski

Mark Saleski

Mark Saleski is a writer and music obsessive based out of the woods of central New Hampshire. A past contributor to Jazz.com, Blogcritics.org and Salon, he originated several of our weekly features including the Friday Morning Listen, (Cross the) Heartland, WTF! Wednesday, and Sparks Fly on E Street. Follow him on Twitter: @msaleski. Contact Something Else! at reviews@somethingelsereviews.com.
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